The idiot hipster douche getting the teepee tattooed on his forehead
Amazing Walter White (Breaking Bad) art!
The circus-esque show
Stuffed animals for sale... :|
This poor girl must have well thought I was taking her picture ahahaha
Fortune teller :o I really want to go one someday, but there was a queue for this guy
The sort of rest area, with a tattoo babe photoshoot happening in the background
Tattoo babe magazine photoshoot
So on Sunday myself, A and a few of his friends took a trip along to the Manchester International Tattoo Show. One of his friend's brother was working there as a promoter for his tattoo magazine, and managed to score us some free tickets in! :)
The show itself was a compilation of the weird and wonderful, and tattoo artists of all different styles and locations had gathered here to show off their skills and various artwork. Everyone was so talented, I became smitten with a few of them and their beautiful art; I stood watching a guy get a drawing-style tattoo of an elephant on his leg for about twenty minutes, purely because the tattooist's shading skills were amazing!
As you can see above, they put on a show of fire and snakes and gymnasts, it wasn't the best and it didn't keep my attention for long, but it was pretty good. As we were leaving the Show another group (or maybe the same group) were about to put on a trapeze act, which I was a bit disappointed that we were missing but we'd already been there a few hours.
It was really fascinating watching dozens of people willingly sit themselves in a stall for everyone to ogle and get tattoos done. One guy, this stupid hipster douche, went and got a tattoo on his head. The picture's above, from what I could see when it was done it was a tattoo of a teepee... I have absolutely NO idea why this dude decided to get that done; maybe it's some kind of secret hipster symbol, like the Illuminati? Whatever. He's going to regret that soooooooo bad in like, five years when his hairline recedes!! Idiot.
I personally don't have any tattoos, I've always shunned them in favour of weird facial (in my teen years - I've even had my antibrow pierced) and ear piercings as piercings aren't permanent; you can take them out and the scars will fade. Although saying that you can still see my lip piercing scars and it's been like, three years! I have this paralysing fear that I'd regret a tattoo if I ever got one, so I just can't bring myself to get one. This made me a little sad whilst walking round, as all the sketches and tattoos being done looked absolutely gorgeous.
This was a really fascinating day, and it was really interesting seeing all the different styles of tattoos and all the different people that had them or were getting them. I'd love to go again just to see all the pretty colours and shapes as I walked round, so hopefully I'll get to go again next year!
Did any of you go the International Tattoo Show in your area this year? Do you have any tattoos? Let me know in the comments!